As the snow recedes from the mountains and the snow machines can’t quite keep up, here’s one more chance to get in some time at the virtual slopes of .ski : from March 21 until March 31, .ski domains will be 50% off. That means they’ll be available for just $24.16 for first-year registration(versus $48.31 usually).

And with that receding snow, it’s time for gardeners and farmers alike to start planting vegetables. For bio-friendly food producers, that makes now no better a time to plant the seeds of a .bio domain, also 50% off from March 21 to March 31, 2016 (at midnight UTC). The means .bio domains, normally $63.96 per year at A rates will be available for just $31.98 for first-year registration.

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This Saturday March 19 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm (in whatever timezone you're in) is Earth Hour. Earth Hour, for those who are not familiar, is a movement organized by our friends at WWF (along with other volunteer organizations), with the goal of bringing everyone together for one hour a year to make a statement about protecting our planet.

For just this one hour, we encourage everyone—individuals, families, communities, businesses, roommates—to turn off all non-essential lights; we'll be keeping our non-essential lights off.

And it got us thinking about other ways we can support the environment. For one, in our San Francisco office, we’re working towards a zero-waste office space, composting as much as possible, and recycling as much as we can’t compost. You can find out some of the things you can do for Earth Hour on this page. And we wanted to do something for you to be more bio-friendly as well.

So in honor of Earth Hour, from March 18-20, we’ll be offering .bio domains, the premier TLD for organic food and farming, for just $8.00 per year (normally $63.96 per year at A rates). Get one and spread the word about Earth Hour. Like the larger fight against climate change, this only works if we all pitch in.

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Today, the registry StartingDot is opening up registration of two-character domains on it’s three TLDs .archi, .bio and .ski.

Not sure what two-character domain you want?

With two characters you can just strip away all those extra, useless characters and focus on the relationship between the dialogue between just those two. What’s their history? What interesting conflicts or harmonies arise between them? With .archi, .bio and .ski domains now you decide.

Even though the rules are loosening for domains in these TLDs by allowing two-character domains, keep in mind that there are still some extra rules for .archi. Be sure to check them out.

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Our 80%-off sale last week on .ski and .bio domains is over, but we have got some fresh powder for your slopes and some more all-natural 100% organic, No Bullshit brand fertilizer for your crops: .ski and .bio domains are still on promotion, now for 50% off. So if you missed last week’s promotion, it’s not too late.

From now until the afternoon of Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2:59 PM PST (and what's a more romantic gift than matching .ski and .bio domains?), .ski domains will be available for $15.99 (normally $31.98 at A rates) and .bio domains will be available for $31.98 (normally $63.96 at A rates).

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The all-organic*, 100% natural** .BIO domains are here! No seriously, this is one healthy top-level domain, and you have had access since August 2014. It's ok if you didn't know how healthy you could make your web site until now. No need to feel guilty. In fact, now until the end of October is the perfect time to make the change to a healtheier, more .BIO-dynamic domain, with .BIO domains available at 40% off. That's just $38.38 instead of $63.96 at A rates!


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* for some definition of "organic"

** for some definition of "natural"

We're updating our prices immediately to reflect a major price drop on two new gTLDs, .archi and .bio, following an announcement by the Starting Dot Ltd registry.

Starting now, one-year registrations of .archi domains will cost $79.33 (previously $109.02), and $63.96 for .bio (previously $89.26) .

As a reminder, .archi domains are reserved to professional architects affiliated with the UIA.


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Another new gTLD, .bio, is entering the General Availability phrase tomorrow, when it will become available for registration by all at the price of $89.26.

Note: You don't need to wait until GoLive begins to register your domain: we strongly encourage you to pre-register now. We will then submit the order on your behalf at the earliest possible moment, in the order they are received. As always, if the registration is not successful, we will automatically refund your prepaid account (and will refund to your external funding source upon request).


.bio launch timeline

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The Starting Dot Ltd Registry has introduced a new gTLD, .BIO.

.BIO is already in Sunrise, with the Landrush phase beginning 11 July. The two phases will run simultaneously until 10 August.

GoLive will begin on 21 August 2014 at 3am PDT (10:00 UTC).

The registration period during Sunrise and Landrush is 2 years (renewals can be from 1 to 10 years thereafter).

.bio launch timeline

Prices at A rates are as follows:

  •  Sunrise: $145.13
  • Landrush: $110.26
  • GoLive: $89.26


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